Nut Grass

The Scientific name of Nut Grass: Cyperus rotundus

Name of Nut Grass in different languages:-

Sanskrit: mustak, jalada, shishira, bhadra, gudagranthi, sugandhi, balahak,  kurubilva, ambuda, gundra,bhadramusta.

Hindi: Nagarmotha, Motha.

Malayalam: Muthanga മുത്തങ്ങ, Mustha മുസ്താ

Plant description of Nut Grass:-

Nut Grass-Cyperus rotundus is a perennial plant, that grows up to 40 cm long, commonly found in plane areas, grounds, wastelands, etc., The leaves are long and the stem is triangular in cross-section, roots are developed as a rhizome which is reddish-brown and bulb-like and fleshy.

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

To treat fever, dysentery, vomiting, gastric disorders, nausea and inflammation.

In Ayurveda, Nut Grass, also known as Musta or Cyperus rotundus, is a valued herb with various medicinal applications:

  1. Digestive Health: Alleviates digestive disorders, including indigestion, bloating, and diarrhea, by promoting healthy digestion.
  2. Anti-inflammatory: Possesses anti-inflammatory properties, beneficial in conditions like gastritis and colitis.
  3. Antimicrobial: Acts as a natural antimicrobial agent, combating harmful bacteria in the digestive tract.
  4. Rejuvenates Pitta Dosha: Balances the Pitta dosha, regulating heat and acidity in the body.
  5. Liver Support: Aids liver function, promoting detoxification and optimal metabolic processes.
  6. Menstrual Disorders: Relieves menstrual cramps and regulates menstrual cycles, easing discomfort.
  7. Urinary Health: Treats urinary tract infections and provides relief from symptoms like a burning sensation during urination.
  8. Anxiety and Stress Relief: Calms the nervous system, helping to reduce anxiety and stress levels.
  9. Anti-diabetic: Helps manage blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for individuals with diabetes.
  10. Skin Disorders: Treats skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  11. Wound Healing: Facilitates wound healing, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.
  12. Respiratory Support: Relieves respiratory issues like cough and asthma by reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract.
  13. Diuretic Properties: Acts as a natural diuretic, aiding in the elimination of excess fluids and toxins from the body.
  14. Joint Health: Alleviates joint pain and inflammation, making it useful for arthritis and rheumatic conditions.
  15. Fever Reducer: Helps reduce fever due to its cooling properties.
  16. Anti-anxiety: Provides relief from anxiety and nervousness, promoting a sense of calmness.
  17. Aphrodisiac: Known to enhance libido and sexual vitality.
  18. Antioxidant Properties: Rich in antioxidants, helping to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
  19. Hormonal Balance: Regulates hormonal imbalances, benefiting conditions like PCOS and irregular menstruation.
  20. Anti-cancer Properties: Some studies suggest that Nut Grass may have potential anti-cancer effects, though further research is needed.

Always consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider before using Nut Grass or any herbal remedy, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are pregnant or nursing. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Anti-microbial, anti-diabetic, anti-malarial, and anti-oxidant compounds, lysine, and amino acids.

How to prepare medicines:

Root boil in milk and drink to treat worm disturbance in children.

Nut Grass is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

Abhraloha Tablet Diarotap Tablet  Mustarishtam
Alargin Tablets Drakshadi Kashayam Mutra Virechaniya Kashayas
Amrutadi Tailam Elakanadi Kashayam Nasyachoornam
Amruthadi kashayam Em Gesta Tablets NavayasaChoornam
Anu Tailam Gopichandanadi Gulika Navayasam Gulika
Ardraka Ghritam Grahanimihira Taila  Pathrina Tablets
Arimedadi Thailam  Grahanyantaka Ghritam Pathyadi Kashayam
Ashtaskhari Gulika Himasagara Taila  Patoladi Ghrita
Ashwagandha Thailam Jeevanthyadi Kashayam Pippalyadi Ghrita
Bala Thailam Katakakhadiradi Kashayam Prameha Mihira Taila
Baladhatryadi Thailam  Kathakakhadiradi Kashayam Punarnava Mandur Tablets
Balajeerakadhi Kashyam Kayasthadi Varti Pushyanuga Choornam 
Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam Kutaj Parpati Vati  Pylend Tablets 
Brihat Chagaladya Ghrita Maha Laxadi Tailm Rasnadi Choornam 
Brihat Phala Ghrita Maha Vishagarbha Tailam Rasnairandadi Kashayam
Chargeryadi Gulika Mahanarayana Tailam Shatavaryadi Ghrita
Clearout Tablets Maharajaprasarini Thailam Shiva Gulika
Colocare Tablets Mahatiktaka Ghrita Stanyajanana Kashayam 
Darvyadi Kashaya Mahatiktam kashayam Sudarsana Choornam
Devdarvadi Kashaya  Mandoora Vatakam Tiktakam Kashayam
Dhanadanayanadi kashayam  Manjishtadi Thailam   
Dhanya Panchak Kashayam  Muktadi Mahanjana Vyaghri Taila

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